Whether it’s on your home or business, your roof is a key part of the property’s structure. And while a roof can last for decades, it will need maintenance to keep it in optimal condition. It’s a system, just like your plumbing or electrical system, and it has lots of parts that need to be checked on every now and then.
Maintaining your roof enhances your roof’s longevity, security, and efficiency. However, plenty of home and business owners overlook the importance of roof maintenance. When the roof is usually out of sight, it tends to be out of mind as well. If your roof has not been inspected in the past six months, it is time to be proactive. Here are some pointers on what you can do, and what you’ll want a professional for.
Roof Maintenance Checklist to Follow on Your Own
Depending on your level of comfort, you can do several checks on your own. Twice a year you’ll want to:
- Perform a visual inspection of the roof. It is in your interest to perform at least a superficial, ground-level scan of your roof to determine whether there are glaring issues. Ideally, you will perform an inspection from on top of the roof, yet you might not feel completely comfortable walking along its surface. Try to get a sense of whether there are any obvious problems with your roof by performing a visual inspection. If you notice damage, debris, or other problems, reach out to our team for maintenance and repair.
- Check your insulation. You can also examine the roof insulation as well to get a sense of whether it is in the proper position, requires more insulation material, or is flawed in any other way.
- Clean out the gutter. Be sure to clean the gutters connected to the roof. However, some people simply do not feel comfortable getting up on a ladder or walking on the roof to clean out their gutters. Instead of ignoring potential issues, such as clogs, look to the professionals for in-depth gutter cleaning at least two times per year.
- Trim nearby trees. Finally, don’t forget to trim trees near the roof to prevent them from dangling onto the rooftop, causing damage or serving as a bridge for rodents, insects, and other critters to move onto your roof.
Professional Roof Maintenance is Necessary
You can only see so much from ground level in a DIY roof inspection. Even if you climb a ladder and walk the roof, you won’t be able to identify everything that is wrong if you lack the trained eye of a professional roofer. Our team is here to perform a truly comprehensive roof inspection and subsequent maintenance on your behalf.
Lean on our crew, and one of our team members will climb atop your roof every six months to analyze every single inch. If there are any problems or looming issues ranging from missing shingles to leaks, damage, and beyond, we will bring them to your attention and perform the necessary repairs on your behalf, saving you plenty of money and frustration down the line.
Our team knows what to look for, whether it’s on a home or business. Regardless of whether the roof is pitched or flat, whether it has shingles, metal, TPO, or any other type of roofing, we can pinpoint any potential problems and provide you with repair services. We’ve worked with all kinds of roofing and know the benefits and drawbacks of each type. That means we also know what to look for when the roof begins to fail in any way.
Bert Roofing Is at Your Service
Our roofing specialists are here to maintain your roof. We also perform roof installations and repairs. If your roof has not been inspected or maintained in the past six months, it is time to let the professionals perform a comprehensive inspection. Reach out to us today to schedule service at your home or business. You can contact Bert Roofing by dialing 214-307-8142 or by filling out our convenient online contact form.